Stress and social support in high-risk pregnancy.

  title={Stress and social support in high-risk pregnancy.},
  author={Verity Kemp and Debra D Hatmaker},
  journal={Research in nursing & health},
  volume={12 5},
Relationships of stress, social support, and risk in pregnancy were tested in low-income women receiving outpatient antepartal care. Nineteen high-risk and 20 low-risk women completed the State Anxiety Inventory and Brown's Support Behavior Inventory. Urinary catecholamine levels from a single morning urine sample, determined using High Performance Liquid Chromatography, were used as the indicator of physiological stress. There was a significant difference between the groups in epinephrine… CONTINUE READING

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